REVIEW: My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do?, Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe ✭✭✭✭✭

Paul T Davies reviews Rob Madge in My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do? now playing at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Rob Madge

Rob Madge My Son’s A Queer but What Can You Do?
Underbelly @ Edinburgh Fringe.
5 Stars
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Already award-winning, and justifiably so, Rob Madge’s autobiographical show is a joyful triumph for anyone who has glitter in their DNA! He shares with us video tapes, filmed by his Dad, of his spectacular living room performances as a child. To say he believed in his own stardom is an understatement, and they are hilariously edited as he acknowledges his own ego! (And he has masses of talent, appearing in Mary Poppins on the West End at a young age). Most feature his lovely Dad, joining in the performances, although he often misses his cues, and his grandparents. They made him a custom-built theatre and the entire audience fell in love with them. The staging works brilliantly, and the songs pay fond tribute to Disney and imagination.

It’s a love letter to his parents, a celebration of queerness, and a handbook of how to bring up a queer child. You love them, simply love them. With a fabulous parade to conclude, the sold-out audience cheered and gave a unanimous standing ovation. UK tour please!

Underbelly George Square
Aug 11-14, 16-21, 23-29

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